A previous deal worker of the Millstone Electric power Station unsuccessful to effectively retain weapons used by Millstone protection and falsified information, the Nuclear Regulatory Fee stated Tuesday.
The officer indicated in information that check-firing, cleaning or routine maintenance actions experienced been performed on weapons when get the job done was not carried out. In some conditions weapons experienced not been retrieved from their staged areas at the Waterford nuclear plant, the federal agency mentioned.
The NRC investigated whether the agreement safety officer, who was dependable for maintaining and tests weapons at Millstone, intentionally failed to complete assigned obligations and no matter if the officer falsified related data.
The investigation helped officers determine “numerous discrepancies on a selection of weapons upkeep records” between January 2015 and June 2016, the company mentioned.
Ken Holt, a spokesman for Millstone, explained the breach led to “no considerable impact” on functions of the plant, which is owned by Dominion Electricity Inc.
The officer blamed an expanding workload for the failure to accomplish expected responsibilities and for falsifying records indicating that upkeep prerequisites ended up currently being achieved, the NRC claimed.
“The contract officer mentioned that (s)he typically performed the servicing at some later on stage, but admitted that this might not have always took place,” the company mentioned.
Dominion will get ready a full stock of all in-assistance and out-of-company weapons on web site. The inventory checklist will be reviewed at an inspection.
Dominion also will put together a report of the upkeep standing of all in-assistance weapons on web site, detailing the dates on which each individual weapon was examination-fired, cleaned, serviced and inspected.
Dominion also will be needed to evaluate its security methods.